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Vaccination guidelines for pregnant women before, during and post-pregnancy

The immune system becomes weak during pregnancy, as it supports the growing foetus; this increases the risk of the mother catching an infection along with the baby. If a mother has a strong immunity, it helps create the baby’s first line of resistance to fight against uncertain maladies. Not only does vaccination protect the woman […]

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Heavy use of common antibiotics may increase risk of miscarriage

A link has been found by researchers at the University of Montreal in Canada between the use of macrolides, quinolones, tetracyclines, and some other common antibiotics in early pregnancy and an increased risk of miscarriage. These findings were recently reported in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of a […]

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Delhi: Docs save life of mother and foetus suffering from swine flu using ECMO

In an extremely rare case, doctors at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute (FEHI), Okhla, New Delhi, treated a 30-year-old pregnant woman who had tested positive for swine flu (H1N1 virus). The case was extremely critical and complex as the foetus could not be delivered prematurely, but had to be protected from the virus while in the […]

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Pune: Timely diagnosis helps Pune docs save pregnant woman’s baby

Pune: Timely diagnosis helps Pune docs save pregnant woman’s baby  

It was a timely diagnosis by the doctors which helped them to identify the condition, through which they managed to save the babies life. Timely diagnosis plays a vital role in the management of the disease or medical treatment. Timely diagnosis in pregnancy essential.  And none other than Seema Dorge, a middle-aged woman from Shirur tehsil Pune, Maharashtra can […]

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Maha health department on high alert to tackle any probable Zika outbreak in state

With cases of Zika virus reported in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu last year, the Maharashtra state health department has formed a surveillance team to keep a check on all tourists spots where people from different states visit. Dr Mahendra Jagtap, an entomologist from Maharashtra, said, “So far, no case is reported in […]

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Here’s how diabetes impacts a baby in the womb during pregnancy

A new study conducted at the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA discovered how increased glucose levels caused either by diabetes or other factors keep heart cells from maturing normally. The findings of the study help to explain the reason for babies born to women with diabetes […]

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Depression during pregnancy? Yes, it’s real! Know its causes and symptoms 

Have you ever heard about prenatal depression, or, have you ever experienced a low, lonely feeling during pregnancy? Even if you have not faced such a situation, many expectant mothers are facing this situation. According to the doctors, in India, around 15 to 20 pregnant women, per 100, are suffering from prenatal depression. Depression can […]

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Maha: Govt issues guidelines to dispose off non-usable sonography machines

The Maharashtra government has issued the guidelines for scrapping the sonography machine. The government formed a district-level committee to decide on the disposal of the machines. The committee has been formed to curb the misuse of the machines that are used to determine the sex of the foetus. As there are no specific guidelines written […]

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Air pollution may impact foetal cardiovascular system, says study

Air pollution having adverse impact on reproductive health of women

The harmful effects of air pollution affect far more than a person’s respiratory system; previous research has found that it can also hurt babies in the womb. Earlier studies have shown that there’s an “association between maternal exposure to air pollution and effects on the foetus,” said study co-author Lisa Miyashita, a postdoctoral researcher at […]

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Pregnant women can reduce risk of stillbirth by sleeping on their side

Mother’s sleep can impact health of their growing baby

Assessing outcomes relating to birth weight, foetal growth, pre-term delivery and stillbirth, researchers identified four key aspects of maternal sleep that may contribute to poor foetal outcomes. Lead researcher, UniSA’s Associate Professor Jane Warland, says the research gives expectant mothers and clinicians important insights into sleep and healthy pregnancies. “This study looks into relatively un-navigated […]

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